Genre-bending electronic artist Mike Inzano, better known as INZO, has returned with a new song, “Drift Like A Cloud, Flow Like Water.” The track features words by English philosopher Alan Watts who also appeared on the 2018 hit “Overthinker.” The title “Drift Like A Cloud, Flow Like Water” comes directly from a quote by Watts, whose work was popularized in the 20th century and best known for interpreting Eastern traditions of Buddhism, Taoism, and Hinduism for a western audience.
Both “Drift Like A Cloud, Flow Like Water” and “Overthinker” feature audio clips of Watts’ public lectures interwoven with INZO’s sonic interpretations of those concepts, reinvigorating decades-old recordings and creating a symbiotic plane for cutting-edge electronic music and centuries-old philosophical thought to coexist within.
INZO comments on the song:
“I wanted to make something that felt big, and emotional. I really felt that the instrumental did that on its own. However, I wanted to incorporate one more layer of meaning. So I figured, that layer would best be elaborated by none other than Alan Watts. I hope this one can bring people on the emotional journey is brought me through while making it.”
The official video for “Earth Magic,” which remains unreleased, sets the tone for the upcoming project with a visual depiction of the inspiration behind the album, featuring INZO in various stunning nature scenes across Italy and Utah. Watch the official teaser and check out the full list of tour dates below.
Earth Magic Tour 2023:
01/12 – Grand Rapids, MI – Elevation ☂☽❄
01/13 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex ☞
01/14 – Minneapolis, MN – The Loft @ Skyway Theater ☀☽❄
01/20 – St. Louis, MO – Old Rock House ☀☞
01/21 – Columbus, OH – Skully’s ☂☞
01/27 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre (support TBA)
01/28 – Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall ☂❄
02/17 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom ☽❄
02/18 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theater ☽❄
02/24 – Portland, OR – 45 East ☁☀
02/25 – Seattle, WA – Neumo’s ☁
☀ – with Dreamers Delight
☁ – with Rome In Silver
☂ – with Sumthin Sumthin
☽ – with Align
❄ – with Blookoh
☞ – with Covex